-A Cozy Vacation Home -
Whether your vacation dwelling is a cabin in the woods or a home on the range, it’s always fun to decorate. With a second home you’re free to experiment a little more. Your vacation home is a place to have fun, so give it some personality and pizzazz.
When you opt for a lighter palette of paint or wallpaper you have more flexibility when it comes to seasonal decorating. With a neutral backdrop, you can change the look of your home by adding bright spots of color with couch pillows, dresser scarves, sofa throws and curtains.
For fall you’ll want to go with harvest colors of rust, green and gold. Take your inspiration from nature, think autumn leaves and fall produce, and aim for a cozy feel of candles, hearth and home. Here are a few suggestions
- Centerpieces –A centerpiece can be anything you want it to be, from a rustic basket brimming with apples, to a decorative jar filled with bright berries, acorns and pinecones. Utilize electric candles, floral arrangements, seasonal pumpkins or gourds and anything else that catches your fancy. If you have too many centerpiece ideas, branch out from the kitchen table and decorate coffee tables, buffets, and any other inviting flat surface.
- Mantle pieces – Here’s a space for your collections. Weave fall garlands laced with twinkle lights around antiques, photos and bare autumn branches. Vary your heights and sizes, and place décor items in groups of three.
- Porches - Fall is one of the best times to decorate your porch. How about a wheelbarrow or wagon filled with cornstalks and fall produce. Line your walkway with late blooming mums and colorful pumpkins. Hang a leafy wreath on your door and gather a collection of garden tools with colorful handles. Don’t forget the scarecrow.
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Other fall favorites -
- Line mason jars with fall leaves and illuminate with a tea lights.
- Fill antique watering cans or painted buckets with berry laden branches. Got an antique milk can? Fill it with dried sunflowers.
- For seasonal wall art, dry large maple leaves between the pages of a book. When dry, press between two panes of glass and seal together with colored linen tape.
Remember, decorating is all about making your home a comfortable and inviting place to be. By surrounding yourself with things you love, you can make your vacation residence a cozy home away from home.